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Va. speeder charged after bizarre confrontation: WTOP

The Manassas woman who led police on a high-speed chase across the Virginia-Maryland border, only to be shot at outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, has been criminally charged, according to online court records.

Angela Akosua Cobbold, 27, is charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

The bizarre police chase and confrontation began in Virginia, after a black Mitsubishi driven by Cobbold, allegedly traveling at a speed of about 93 miles per hour, passed a Virginia state police trooper on Interstate 66.

After she crossed the Maryland state line, Cobbold continued to Walter Reed. At the security gate, she made a U-turn and rammed into another vehicle, police said. She appeared to be “biting on what appeared to be a bar of soap,” according to police.

Security officers tried to stop Cobbold by breaking her windows with a baton and shooting at the car. She finally came to a stop after crashing into a construction zone.

Cobbold was taken into custody and brought to a local hospital for treatment.


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